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Review: BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2013, St David’s Hall, Cardiff

The final of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2013 offered five very different but complimentary singers, making for a well-balanced, concert if perhaps not one of sensations. There was no obvious show-stopping winner, but equally no “also-rans” as has been the case in several previous finals.  Rather, such was the quality of the singers, the audience savoured every moment …

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Rumour Mill: Cardiff City reportedly agree £8m fee with Blackpool for winger Tom Ince

Cardiff City have agreed a fee with Blackpool for winger Tom Ince, according to Sky Sports today . The reports say an agreement is in place for the 21-year-old to become Malky Mackay’s first Premier League signing of the summer for around £8m. Playing under his father Paul at Blackpool last season, Ince flourished and caught the attention of Premier …

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Widowed partner ‘proud’ to mark start of Armed Forces Week with flag raising ceremony in honour of tragic Stephen Healey

The widowed partner of Captain Stephen Healey said she was ‘honoured and proud’ to take part in the flag raising ceremony to mark the start of Armed Forces Week. Thea Davies received the flag at Cardiff Castle from Lance Corporal Ian Lane, who was the driver of the armoured vehicle in which Capt Healey, from Cardiff, was killed in Helmand …

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Why athlete Dawn Higgins has swapped the track for the catwalk

From the moment Dawn Higgins could walk, she wanted to run. She loved to race and constantly challenged people to sprint against her. And when her dad first took her to Maindy Stadium in Cardiff at the tender age of nine, she was well and truly hooked. From that moment, she trained hard and her raw talent and determination put …

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Review: Martin Rossiter – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

There’s a strange kind of chemistry in the air as Martin Rossiter takes to the stage at Clwb – one of those unquantifiably beautiful moments when all the stars align to shine as brightly as the super moon lighting up the night sky outside. Whether it’s because it’s the final show of the musician’s whistlestop four date UK tour and …

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Jack Widdowson trial: Mohammed Ali Mohamoed jailed for vicious attack on ballet dancer

A man has been jailed for 13 years for a vicious attack on a ballet dancer in Cardiff city centre. Jack Widdowson, 19, from Somerset, had his neck broken in the attack by Mohammed Ali Mohamoed, 28, in Cardiff in November 2011. Mohamoed, of Splott, Cardiff, was today cleared by a jury at Cardiff Crown Court of a charge of …

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‘Thousands’ without water in Cardiff after damage to city water main

Thousands of homes in Cardiff are without water this afternoon due to problems with a city water main. Welsh Water said households in Canton, Ely, Riverside and Grangetown are all experiencing problems after a contractor damaged a water main in the Ely area. A team is on site repairing the damage, and water supplies are expected to start returning by …

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Cardiff council step in to make safe historic Coal Exchange Building

Cardiff  council is to carry-out emergency work to make safe one of the city’s most iconic buildings – with the goal of it once again being at the heart of a vibrant commercial quarter in the capital. Work on the grade two listed  Coal Exchange Building is required to alleviate the danger of part of it collapsing. The authority is …

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Wales Under-20s make two changes for Junior World Championship final showdown with England

Wales Under-20 head Danny Wilson has made two changes and one positional ahead of the side’s Junior World Championship final (kick-of 5.45pm, S4C) against England tomorrow in France. Carwyn Jones has recovered from a neck sprain to take his place at lock alongside Rhodri Hughes, while Elliot Dee starts at hooker and Jack Jones moves from lock to blindside flanker …

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Connie Fisher: ‘My vocal condition left me sounding more like Marge Simpson than Maria’

West End singer Connie Fisher may joke that she now sounds like Marge Simpson from The Simpsons but she hasn’t let that hold her back. The singer, who found fame on the TV talent show How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?, discovered she had congenital sulcus vocalis in 2011. The condition, which means the singer has holes in …

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